Backup, storage and networking for a new European head office

The project brief

  • Backup, storage and networking for a new European office
  • Benefit from existing global pricing agreements
  • Offer flexible finance leasing options
  • Integrate seamlessly into existing European infrastructure

Final Solution

  •  EMC Avamar Backup Solution          
  •  HP 3Par SAN
  •  Cisco Core Networking
  •  Hewlett Packard Financial Services lease agreement
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Project Overview

Port-P has worked closely with this global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry for over 16 years.  Our engagement has covered areas such as advanced networking solutions through to the supply and distribution of print cartridges.  This specific project centred on a requirement for a combined IT infrastructure and backup solution for a new flagship European office. The customer was looking to minimize upfront hardware costs and benefit from a lease agreement to maximize cash flow. 

Port-P were instrumental in the assistance of selection, design and supply of an enterprise storage and backup solution utilizing best of breed hardware and software from HP, Cisco and EMC.  Collaboration with the customer’s UK project managers was completed to ensure specification’s aligned with the customer global standards and were deliverable on time. 

Once the project had been scoped and costed into budget Port-P presented an international lease agreement to the head office in Scandinavia. This complimented the customer’s global pricing agreements as well as leveraging Port-P’s core partner accreditations while also neatly wrapping the complete project into a 2 year lease agreement with HP Financial Services.


Management and implementation

Port-P scoped and delivered the project ahead of schedule and under budget. In addition we complied with strict project deadlines while working closely with the chosen manufacturers to align the UK division into the existing global discount structures where by a local relationship did not exist.  This meant that the client benefitted from its long term strategic partnership with Port-P in the UK while gaining pricing that was available through its international parent company.